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Switzerland's Organic Farming Trend: Stats Revealed

In 2023, there were 47 719 farms in Switzerland, 1.3% fewer than one year earlier. Organic farming is still in vogue: 7896 or 16.5% of all farms were organic, farming almost a fifth of the utilised agricultural area. Trends in livestock numbers were varied: While the number of dairy cows (–2.0%) and pigs (–3.5%) declined, poultry numbers rose slightly by 0.3%. These are some of the findings of the farm structure survey produced by the Federal Statistical Office (FSO).

2024-05-14 08:45:31
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Quelle: Swiss Federal Council

In 2023, Switzerland had 47,719 farms, which was 1.3% fewer than the previous year. Organic farming is popular in the country, with 16.5% of farms being classified as organic.

These organic farms account for almost a fifth of the agricultural land used in Switzerland. The survey by the Federal Statistical Office also found that the number of dairy cows decreased by 2.0% and pigs by 3.5%.

However, there was a slight increase in poultry numbers by 0.3%. Overall, the data suggests a shift in livestock numbers in the agricultural sector.

The findings highlight the changing landscape of farming in Switzerland, with a growing emphasis on organic methods. The statistics provide insight into the evolving trends within the Swiss agricultural industry..

(Quelle:Swiss Federal Council modified with ChatGPT)

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Switzerland's Organic Farming Trend: Stats Revealed